Police officers in the U.S were surprised to receive an apology from a young boy who prank called them the night before.
Last week, the anonymous sixth-grader (10 to 11-years-old) in Savannah, Georgia, was marched to the police station by his parents after they found out he had prank called 911 and shouted “deez nuts” down the phone.
The boy was made to read out an apology letter he wrote, before being given a tour of the facilities in order “to turn the trip into a positive experience”.
The boy’s letter said:
Dear emergency dispatcher,
I am writing a apology letter for what I did last night. Last night I called and said ‘deez nuts’. I know this was stupid but I was not listening to myself but I knew it was wrong. Please forgive me for what I said. I know there will be consequences for my actions and I will not complain about them.
Again please if you can forgive me if you can. What happened was that me and my friends were talking and I got dared to call you. I would get nothing out of it and only get in trouble for it.
In the end I got in trouble for it and this is a letter for you. I am sorry for what I did and hope that you can forgive me.
After receiving the apology, Lt Jeff Olson called the boy’s parents to thank them and later said, “Things like this prove that we do make a difference, one person at a time”.
I don’t think this young lad will be making a mistake like this again!